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Muffled hearing and ringing in the ears after ear tube surgery..

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I am a 44 year old female and had ear tube surgery 2 days ago (Chronic sinus / ear issues). Since then, my hearing is muffled and I have a loud ringing in my ears. I have a follow up appt next week, but I want to know if this is a normal part of the healing process or if there is something wrong. If so, what could the problem be? If it is temporary, how long before it goes away? I am flying in a few weeks and I had the surgery to avoid the intense pain I felt last time I flew. But I think I would rather take the pain that not being able to hear very well and this annoying ringing. Any advice?
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replied December 9th, 2013
This has happened to me as well although I didn't have the tube just the myringotomy? Does this ringing and muffled hearing ever stop or have I been permanently damaged by this. This is week four. I'm really scared, please contact me.
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